50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

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50 days in Europe & Asia Itinerary

Start: Bangkok, Thailand
Fly:  15​h
1
Brussels, Belgium
— 8 nights
Fly:  15​h
2
Bangkok, Thailand
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h
3
Mandalay, Myanmar
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Bagan, Myanmar
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 30​min
6
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar
— 1 night
Taxi + Fly:  1​h 30​min
7
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Siem Reap, Cambodia
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Vientiane, Laos
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
10
Hue, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
11
Hanoi, Vietnam
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
12
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h
13
Hoi An, Vietnam
— 2 nights
Fly:  22​h 15​min
14
Halong Bay, Vietnam
— 2 nights
+2
Ferry + Drive + Fly:  4​h 15​min
15
Da Nang, Vietnam
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
End: Bangkok, Thailand

8
nights
Brussels, Belgium

Brussels ©
The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
Francois Duesberg Museum and Rue Neuve are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen and Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste. Step out of Brussels to go to Hockai and see La Vallee de la Hoegne, which is approximately 1h 40 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Place du Jeu de Balle, pause for some serene contemplation at Eglise Saint Gilles, examine the collection at BELvue Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Art & History Museum.

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Bangkok, Thailand to Brussels is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 6 hours traveling from Bangkok to Brussels. In December, Brussels is much colder than Bangkok - with highs of 7°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trips

La Vallee de la Hoegne, Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen, Francois Duesberg Museum, Brouwerij Omer Vander Ghinste
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Francois Duesberg Museum ©
Francois Duesberg Museum
La Vallee de la Hoegne ©
La Vallee de la Hoegne
Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen ©
Wijnkasteel Genoels-Elderen

4
nights
Bangkok, Thailand

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Step out of the city life by going to Nikanti Golf Club and Gosnoop. Do some cultural sightseeing at Woodland Muangmai and Wat Bowonniwet Vihara. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine), get outside with Maxfit Bangkok, boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, and indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Bangkok visit planner.

Fly from Brussels to Bangkok in 15 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Brussels to Bangkok. Plan for warmer temperatures traveling from Brussels in December, with highs in Bangkok at 36°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Mandalay.

Things to do in Bangkok

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours

Side Trips

Woodland Muangmai, Nikanti Golf Club
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Erawan Shrine (Thao Mahaprom Shrine) ©

2
nights
Mandalay, Myanmar

Built on a large scale by a king needing to impress and rebuild after defeat in battle, Mandalay deserves exploration.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): see majestic marine mammals with a dolphin and whale watching tour and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sanda Muni Paya. On your second day here, Head underground at U Min Thonze Caves, take in the spiritual surroundings of Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Mandalay trip tool .

Getting from Bangkok to Mandalay by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo).

Things to do in Mandalay

Wildlife Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

U Min Thonze Caves
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Dolphin & Whale Watching
Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery ©
Maha Aung Mye Bon Zan Monastery
Sanda Muni Paya ©
Sanda Muni Paya

3
nights
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo), Myanmar

Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) ©
Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) was established by the British as a military outpost, but soon became the summer capital of British Burma, and a popular retreat for the colonial administration on account of its relatively cool and refreshing climate.
Get in touch with nature at National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens and Hampshire Falls and Caves (Pwe Kauk). Get a sense of the local culture at Maha Ant Htoo Kan Thar Pagoda and All Saints Anglican Church. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Peik Chin Myaung Cave, relax in the rural setting at HTOO Orange Farm, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and take in the dramatic scenery at Anisakan Falls.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) trip planner .

Drive from Mandalay to Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can drive to Bagan.

Things to do in Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo)

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Peik Chin Myaung Cave ©
Peik Chin Myaung Cave
National Kandawgyi Botanical Gardens ©
Hampshire Falls and Caves (Pwe Kauk) ©

3
nights
Bagan, Myanmar

Bagan ©
The thousands of temples at Bagan rise up from the plain, each with their own history, style, and spiritual meaning.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Dhammayazika Pagoda and Gawdawpalin Temple. Escape the urban bustle at Shwe-gyu-gyi and Horse-Drawn Carriage Tours. It doesn't end there: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manuha Temple.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bagan trip planning site .

You can drive from Pyin Oo Lwin (Maymyo) to Bagan in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and flight; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Nyaungshwe.

Things to do in Bagan

Outdoors Historic Sites Tours
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Shwe-gyu-gyi ©
Shwe-gyu-gyi
Dhammayazika Pagoda ©
Dhammayazika Pagoda
Gawdawpalin Temple ©
Gawdawpalin Temple

1
night
Nyaungshwe, Myanmar

Nyaungshwe ©
On the 3rd (Fri), Head underground at Htat Eian Cave Temple, then don't miss a visit to Maing Thouk Village, then learn about winemaking at Red Mountain Estate Vineyards & Winery, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Nyaungshwe road trip tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Bagan to Nyaungshwe in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Yangon (Rangoon).

Things to do in Nyaungshwe

Tours Outdoors Parks
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Maing Thouk Village ©
Maing Thouk Village

3
nights
Yangon (Rangoon), Myanmar

Although Myanmar moved its capital to Naypyidaw in 2005, Yangon remains the largest city and commercial hub in the country.
Get outdoors at Nature & Wildlife Tours and Balloon Rides. Step off the beaten path and head to Yangon Chinatown and Musmeah Yeshua Synagogue. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Nga Htat Gyi Pagoda, ponder the world of politics at The Secretariat, examine the collection at U Thant House, and look for gifts at Retroretro.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Yangon (Rangoon) trip itinerary maker site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Nyaungshwe to Yangon (Rangoon) in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Siem Reap.

Things to do in Yangon (Rangoon)

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Yangon Chinatown ©
Yangon Chinatown
U Thant House ©
U Thant House

4
nights
Siem Reap, Cambodia

Siem Reap ©
Once a small village in northwest Cambodia, Siem Reap now serves as a gateway to the Angkor region's World Heritage-listed temple and other attractions.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Beng Mealea and Cambodia Landmine Museum. Get in touch with nature at Zipline and Kayaking & Canoeing. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Preah Khan, steep yourself in history at Angkor Thom South Gate, take in the spiritual surroundings of Seng English Speaking Tuk Tuk & Car Driver, and wander the streets of Kandal Village.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Siem Reap trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Yangon (Rangoon) to Siem Reap by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and car. In January, daytime highs in Siem Reap are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Vientiane.

Things to do in Siem Reap

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trip

Beng Mealea
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Beng Mealea ©
Beng Mealea
Zipline
Cambodia Landmine Museum ©
Cambodia Landmine Museum

3
nights
Vientiane, Laos

Vientiane ©
The riverside capital of Laos, Vientiane still has a relatively small urban area and a laid-back, relaxed feel to it.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Vientiane Orchidees and Santisuk Lang Xang Golf Club. Get a sense of the local culture at Lao Textile Museum and Wat That Foon. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers, make a trip to Phou Khoun Observation Site, look for gifts at Saoban, and admire the masterpieces at Icat Gallery.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Vientiane day trip planner .

You can fly from Siem Reap to Vientiane in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight, bus, and car. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Siem Reap in January since evenings lows in Vientiane dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Hue.

Things to do in Vientiane

Wildlife Parks Nature
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Vientiane Orchidees ©
Vientiane Orchidees
Icat Gallery ©
Icat Gallery
Phat Tich Temple ©
Phat Tich Temple

3
nights
Hue, Vietnam

Hue ©
Nestled on the banks of the Perfume River, the city of Hue remains most famous as the former home of the Nguyen Dynasty, the influence of which remains evident in local palaces, temples, forts, and museums.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Thuan An Beach and Nine Dynastic Urns. Get some cultural insight at Thai Hoa Palace and Le Ba Dang Art Museum. There's much more to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bach Ma National Park, contemplate the waterfront views at Thuy Tien Lake, explore the world behind art at XQ Hand Embroidery, and contemplate the long history of Luc Bo Culture Space.

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You can fly from Vientiane to Hue in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Vientiane in January, expect nights in Hue to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Hanoi.

Things to do in Hue

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Bach Ma National Park ©
Bach Ma National Park
Thuan An Beach ©
Thuan An Beach
Nine Dynastic Urns ©
Nine Dynastic Urns

4
nights
Hanoi, Vietnam

The capital of Vietnam, Hanoi has bounded back from the effects of war, and today serves as a bustling commercial and cultural hub bursting at the seams.
Get a sense of the local culture at Chua Tran Quoc and Giang Mo Village. Step off the beaten path and head to Nature & Wildlife Tours and TiredCity Hang Bong. Step out of Hanoi with an excursion to Trang An Grottoes in Ninh Binh--about 1h 45 min away. There's much more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, see the interesting displays at Hanoi Police Museum, and stroll through Quan Lan Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Hanoi online trip itinerary maker .

Fly from Hue to Hanoi in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ho Chi Minh City.

Things to do in Hanoi

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trips

Trang An Grottoes, Giang Mo Village
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Nature & Wildlife Tours
Trang An Grottoes ©
Trang An Grottoes

3
nights
Ho Chi Minh City, Vietnam

Formerly known in the West as Saigon and affectionately referred to as the "Pearl of the Far East," Ho Chi Minh City is a study of old and new, woven and piled together in a fast-paced urban hub.
Explore hidden gems such as Food Tours and Pham Ngu Lao Street. Do some cultural sightseeing at Ho Chi Minh City's Book Street and FITO Museum. The adventure continues: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, get some thrills on the water with a speed boat tour, and don't miss a visit to Bitexco Financial Tower.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Ho Chi Minh City trip maker app .

Traveling by flight from Hanoi to Ho Chi Minh City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In January, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Hoi An.

Things to do in Ho Chi Minh City

Tours Outdoors Neighborhoods
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Food Tours
Speed Boats Tours
Pham Ngu Lao Street ©
Pham Ngu Lao Street

2
nights
Hoi An, Vietnam

Hoi An ©
Indisputably one of Vietnam's most atmospheric destinations, Hoi An contains a World Heritage-listed old town boasting over 2,000 years of culture and history.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stroll through Victoria Hoi An Sidecar, head off the coast to Thuan Tinh Island, and then stop by Yen Dung Cloth Shop. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Ly Ly Art Gallery, admire the masterpieces at Cotic, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Hoi An Cathedral.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Hoi An sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Ho Chi Minh City to Hoi An takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Ho Chi Minh City in January, with highs in Hoi An at 29°C and lows at 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Halong Bay.

Things to do in Hoi An

Parks Shopping Museums
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Ly Ly Art Gallery ©
Ly Ly Art Gallery
Cotic ©
Cotic
Hoi An Cathedral ©
Hoi An Cathedral

2
nights
Halong Bay, Vietnam

Halong Bay encompasses a cluster of verdant limestone islets that jut out from the sea and make up an enchanting setting recognized as a World Heritage Site.
On the 27th (Mon), surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour and then take a stroll through Cua Van Floating Village. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Cat Co 1 Beach, take in the spiritual surroundings of Long Tien Pagoda, and then get engrossed in the history at Bảo Tàng Quảng Ninh.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Halong Bay route planning website .

Traveling by train from Hoi An to Halong Bay takes 22.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Da Nang.

Things to do in Halong Bay

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Cat Ba
Find places to stay Jan 26 — 28:
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Nature & Wildlife Tours
Cat Co 1 Beach ©
Cat Co 1 Beach
Cua Van Floating Village ©
Cua Van Floating Village

3
nights
Da Nang, Vietnam

Da Nang ©
A curious mix of developed beachfront tourism and untouched local city life, Da Nang presents an often-overlooked but authentic and welcoming picture of central Vietnam.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): tee off at Ba Na Hills Golf Club, then learn about all things military at Da Nang Museum, and then admire the masterpieces at 3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Da Nang Catheral and then surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour.

To find maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Da Nang trip itinerary website .

Do a combination of ferry, car, and flight from Halong Bay to Da Nang in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and bus; or do a combination of ferry, car, and train. Expect a daytime high around 29°C in January, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Da Nang

Outdoors Golf Wildlife
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Ba Na Hills Golf Club ©
Ba Na Hills Golf Club
Nature & Wildlife Tours
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang ©
3D Museum Art in Paradise Danang

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